Raphael Zollinger, ‘Detached Images, IV’, 2011, Rush Philanthropic Benefit Auction 2015

Multimedia artist Raphael Zollinger’s practice centers around understanding the distinction between an image and an object. To do so, the artist investigates the various constructions of meaning through modes of information-reception and appropriation of historical imagery. Zollinger’s work has been exhibited as Gray Contemporary, Houston and Saatchi Gallery, London. He is also featured in the Pratt Sculpture Park, New York.

Image rights: Courtesy of Raphael Zollinger

About Raphael Zollinger

Raphael Zollinger’s conceptual art practice combines sculpture, photography, video, and interactive installation. Always aware of his audience and their collective culture, Zollinger aims to dismantle barriers between object and image, art and technology. Through his process, the artist seeks “to bridge the everyday and the political, connect history with the present, and in turn, blur the border between personal and collective memory.” His sculpture Welcome II (2006) was commissioned by his alma mater for the Pratt Institute Sculpture Park.

South African, b. 1978